IDW Games attending Gen Con 50!

We are excited for GenCon’s 50th Anniversary and looking forward to showing off and demoing a lot of anticipated games at our Booth #154. We have been working with some great designers and artists to bring an excellent line-up of tabletop games to the show. Along with that, multiple game designers will be running events of their games, giveaways at the booth and early previews of our new games too. Here is a look at what IDW Games and partners will be showing this year at GenCon 50.

Gencon_SociaImageNew Releases at IDW Games Booth #154:

Outpost: Siberia

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Outpost: Siberia is a fully cooperative, survival game that plays with a single deck of cards. Using an inventive dual-facing system, a single card in Outpost can be anything from life-saving supplies to cataclysmic catastrophes. By enduring relentless weather and defeating untamable beasts, players are rewarded with the much-needed tools and food to continually resupply their resources.

Outpost: Siberia keeps the tension high, as players will need to collect their wits and ration their supplies in order to make through the perpetual perils that lie ahead!

Torres

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Torres is an abstract game of resource management and tactical pawn movement. Players are attempting to build up castles and position their knights to score the most points each turn. Players have a limited supply of knights and action cards that allow special actions to be taken. Efficient use of pieces and cards, along with a thoughtful awareness of future possibilities, is the heart of this game.

Seikatsu

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In Seikatsu, players take turns placing tiles into a shared garden area, with each tile showing a colored flower and colored bird. Players score for groups of birds as they place them, but they score for rows of flowers only at the end of the game and only for the rows of flowers that exist from their perspective, i.e., that are viewable as lines from where they sit at the game board.

Early Previews:

Atari: Centipede

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In Atari: Centipede, 2 or 4 players venture into the world of the classic Atari arcade game. On one side, a Player controls the Gnome, exploring the forest and trying to defeat the Centipede.

On the other side, the Centipede player, eager to destroy the Gnome, must wiggle their way to the other end of the board.

The Gnome Player rolls and spends their daice to perform actions, while the Centipede Player uses a deck of cards to spawn Fleas, Spiders and Mushrooms, trying to control the game board.

The first Player to eliminate their opponent wins the game!

We are excited to announce that we will have a limited number available of 100 copies of Atari: Centipede at our booth at Gen Con. Come by the booth to get an early copy!

Legend of Korra: Pro-bending arena Board Game

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Based on the fan-favorite Nickelodeon animated series, The Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena is a two-player competition of wits, tricks, and speed as players take control of Republic City’s favorite sport.

Focusing on the rivalry between the Future Industries Fire Ferrets and The White Falls Wolfbats, The Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena has two players each taking control of a team, drafting card decks for their benders, then playing cards to place elemental tokens around the board in an effort to overwhelm their opponent. As in the show, pro-bending matches are a game of push and pull, with an objective toward being the team that has either advanced the farthest forward, or completely knocked their competitors out of the ring.

Planet of the Apes

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Planet of the Apes puts 1-4 players on a crash course with feral foes, deadly environments, and unbridled psychological horror! In an innovative twist on the cooperative board game genre, each player takes control of one aspect of Colonel George Taylor’s psyche, and must work together to survive the Planet of the Apes!

Starting with the classic film, Planet of the Apes follows the plot of the original movie and promises players a thrilling adventure in an unknown land!

Designed by Richard Launius, the creator of Arkham Horror, perfect for players who love games, or just want a new way to enjoy the films. Planned as the first in a series of games based on the classic series of films.

Rayguns & Rocketships

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Welcome to a galaxy of adventure!

In the frozen heart of space lies a fantastic galaxy of planets populated by space-faring factions called Planeteers, who wage a never-ending battle of Rayguns & Rocketships. Some seek action like the brash Astro-Rangers, others desire riches like the fearsome Star Pirates. Some planeteers will to conquer like the horrible alien Blaarg or hunger for honor like the reptilian Zard. Which Planeteers will be the master of the galaxy? That’s up to you!

Rayguns & Rocketships is an action strategy game inspired by the sci-fi classics of the pulp era. The game features fast-paced strategy, pulse-pounding action and over 32 original miniatures!

Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa

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Daemon Trilogy: Subrosa is a card-drafting skirmish game in which players compete to fulfill contracts and gain the most influence in the Empire.

This title is the first in a series of app-driven, legacy-style card games. Subrosa takes you along the story of power, control, and double-dealings in a battle of supremacy between the five great houses. Recruit mercenaries from your hand to take on and fulfill contracts. These contracts collect you influence and (perhaps eventually) control of the Empire. Team up with allies for mutual protection or stealthily egg on your opponent’s quarrel. How to win is up to you, but remember to keep your enemies close, and your friends even closer.

Atari: Centipede Meeple Giveaway!

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Congratulations Player! Come by the IDW Games Booth #154 to receive a convention exclusive Gnome Meeple. These Gnome Meeples are additional player tokens for the Atari: Centipede game. There will be a limited amount given out each day! Come by the booth and check out this highly anticipated tabletop game based on the 80’s classic Atari: Centipede.

We are excited to announce that we will have a limited number available of 100 copies of Atari: Centipede at our booth at Gen Con. Come by the booth to get an early copy!

Dungeons & Dragons Comics will be Available!

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We are excited to be bringing the IDW Publishing line of Dungeons & Dragons comics to the show as well! Want to catch up on the latest adventures with your favorite role-playing game? Be sure to come by Booth #154.

IDW Games Designer Events at GenCon!

We have events during the convention with our game designers. Play Rayguns & Rocketships with Designer Scott Rogers and King of the Creepies with Designer Jon Cohn. Check out the descriptions below!

Rayguns & Rocketships Events with Designer Scott Rogers! Play the upcoming pulp sci-fi action miniatures game from designer Scott Rogers. Who will be the master of the galaxy? That’s for you to decide!

King of the Creepies Event with Designer Jon Cohn! Based gladiatorial battles. Build the perfect hand of hilarious punny monsters and duke it out with friends to become King of the Creepies!

  • Saturday – 1:00pm

Our Partners at GenCon 50!

Th3rd World Studios Booth #1459 will be have Arcane Academy at their booth along with a special Arcane Academy release at GenCon 50 which includes additional components to the game.

Check out the full link here for more details!

They are also holding the first Arcane Academy Tournament. This 16-player tournament will be happening on Friday from 8pm to Midnight.

From their website:

“Another first for us. We will be co-sponsoring with IDW Games, a 16 player tournament on Friday from 8pm to 12am. Players will compete against each other to show who has what it takes to earn the most Prestige and become the very first Arcane Academy valedictorian. Prizes range from games published by IDW Games, graphic novels from Th3rd World Studios, to original artwork from Arcane Academy and the winner on next year’s GenCon exclusive assignment card.”

We are excited for this special GenCon 50 and are looking forward to seeing you there and playing lots of games! Be sure to come by IDW Games Booth #154!

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